AMTRAK

Amtrak
5:53 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Deal Reached with Amtrak To Keep The Pennsylvanian Rolling

Amtrak service between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg might not be derailed after all.

The Corbett administration announced Thursday that an agreement has been reached with Amtrak on a new funding plan that will maintain rail passenger service between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

Under the revised agreement with Amtrak, Pennsylvania will provide $3.8 million a year to maintain the service featuring one train a day in each direction between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. The through service continues to and from Philadelphia and New York City.

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Government & Politics
10:29 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Policy Group Tells State to Evaluate Subsidizing AMTRAK

The future of Amtrak service in Western Pennsylvania lies with the state legislature, but there is no shortage of groups that want to give their input.
Credit Bruce Fingerhood

A local public policy group is asking the commonwealth to ask some hard questions before subsidizing AMTRAK's ride from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg on a train called The Pennsylvanian. 

The passenger rail train service has lost some federal funds, and is now looking to Pennsylvania for $5.7 million.

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